Now Open

We are now open to the public!

Learn more about our new policies and procedures (including timed tickets) here.

Recycled & Refashioned: The Art of Ruby Silvious

Extended through August 30, 2020


Telling Her Story: New Acquisitions


Extended through August 23, 2020


Encouraging Curiosity & Creativity from Home

Stay curious and connect with us online! We collected digital materials for you to use to explore the museum remotely. We hope these will help you be creative, get inspired, and learn something new! We'll be updating materials and making announcements here, on social media, and via email.

Museum at Home: Museum Blogs

Whether you are interested in discovering new research, want a peek behind-the-scenes, are craving virtual tours or presentations, or want to get creative, our new Museum Blogs have fun content for you to experience the Museum at Home.  

Learn more

    Explore Exhibitions & Collections


    Learn more about our new policies and procedures (including timed tickets!) here.

    Exhibition Information

    Information about our exhibitions may be found here: Current Exhibitions and Upcoming Exhibitions

    Online Exhibitions Available

    Explore our online exhibitions:

    Explore Our Galleries from Home!

    In 2014, Google mapped the interior of the museum building and documented our exhibitions and galleries at that time! Click here to start your tour in our Sculpture Court OR go to Google Maps, find the Albany Institute, and drag the Google Street View figure over to the museum property to see exhibitions like GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, Big & Bold: Contemporary Painting, Collage, and Sculpture from the Albany Institute's Collection, some of our Hudson River School paintings, and more! Be sure you "travel" between the floors by selecting 1, 2, or 3 from the icon on the lower right. Happy exploring! 

    Audio Tour

    Access objects from the museum's current collection anywhere! Click here to start the audio tour.

    Digital Museum Scavenger Hunt

    This interactive online adventure gives you the opportunity to explore objects in our galleries and collections from your home. Learn more here.

    Go Behind the Scenes!

    Our new blog Behind the Scenes with Curators will take you behind the scenes with our curatorial department where you will learn more about current projects and upcoming plans.

    Discover Resources


    Ages 6-12
    Join us as we explore creative challenges, painting, printmaking and more as we make beautiful pieces of art! In these weekly, three-day morning programs, children will create vibrant works of art inspired by our summer exhibitions and permanent collections. Summer classes will be led online via Zoom along with supportive materials availabe for pick up in art kits.
    Registration is now open for the Artful Mornings program.

    Become a Museum Maker!

    For fun tips about art projects and fun activities you can do, check out our new blog Museum Makers: Art Education.

    Teacher Resources

    Looking for online lesson plans? Explore our Teacher Resources!

    #ColorOurCollections Coloring Pages

    Looking to get a bit creative? How about relaxing with some coloring? Here are our #ColorOurCollections coloring sheets for you to enjoy. Feel free to share them with your friends too! (PS—You can also post them online and tag #colorourcollections).

    Download and print coloring sheets here.

    ArtStory Series

    It's like story time, but with art instead of a book. Come "read" art with us! Learn more here.

    Artists' Voices

    Through the support of the National Endowment of the Arts, four artists in the Albany Institute of History & Art's collection were interviewed for a special series called Artists' Voices: Stephen Hannock, Larry Kagan, Michael Oatman, and Elizabeth Zunon.

    Click here to access the films.


    21 Day Equity Challenge

    The Albany Institute of History & Art is partnering with the United Way of the Greater Capital Region and numerous other organizations for the 21 Day Equity Challenge August 10-31, 2020. The challenge is designed to inspire discussion, action, and change in our community. Learn more and register here.

    Join us for Our Virtual Programs!

    The museum is offering virtual programs this summer! Learn more here:

    • Member Program | Art Du Jour on August 19 at 1pm | RSVP to Ellie at (518) 463-4478 ext. 402 or
    • Voices of HerStory  | Various dates in August as part of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

    Stay Connected

    Looking to stay connected to the museum while we are closed? Sign up for our emails and follow our social media channels:

    • Sign up for our emails
    • Like us on Facebook:
    • Follow us on Twitter: @AlbanyInstitute
    • Enjoy our Instagram: albanyinstitute

    Museum Blogs

    We're adding to our digital content! We encourage you to explore our new Museum Blogs:


    Looking for ways to support the museum? Consider membership! Whether you join, renew, or even upgrade your membership, your support will help us navigate this difficult time and continue our mission of protecting and preserving the art, culture, and history of the Upper Hudson Valley. Thank you!